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Specific hazards analysis of the LNG regasification plants on gas carriers
Authors:V.K. Shurpyak, A.A. Vlasov


The article provides information about the LNG regasification plants on ships, gas carriers and floating FSRU. The main elements of the regasification system are reviewed and described in terms of specific hazards. The regasification system components, functionality of its elements and typical thermodynamic processes are analyzed.
The estimation of heat and electricity input necessary for the regasification has been made. As a result of the review and assessment of special hazards of the regasification process two specific dangers have been highlighted:
LNG leak under high pressure with the cloud formation;
malfunction of the LNG heating and evaporation system.
The principles of minimizing the risk of LNG leakage at high pressure taken into account in the draft requirements of the Register Rules for FSRU vessels are discussed. The article presents the main points of the draft requirements for regasification plants, realized in the new edition of Rules for the Classification and Construction of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk in 2016.

Keywords: liquefied natural gas, gas carriers, LNG terminals, regasification, regasification associated hazards, development of the Register requirements.


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About authors

Shurpyak Vladimir - PhD, FAI "Russian Maritime Register of Shipping",8, Dvortsovaya Naberezhnaya, 191186,St. Petersburg,Russia
tel . +7 (812) 314-39-85

Vlasov Andrey - INTARY Ltd.,38 A, Bering str., 199397, St. Petersburg, Russia

Issue: 44/45 (2016)

For citation:V.K. Shurpyak, A.A. Vlasov.Specific hazards analysis of the LNG regasification plants on gas carriers. Research Bulletin by Russian Maritime Register of Shipping. 2016, No. 44/45, pp.111-120.

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